During the February 12 LVCVA board of directors meeting, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) agreement was signed that designates the Las Vegas Metro Chamber as the World Trade Center (WTO) Las Vegas Business Club.
This agreement brings the WTC Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Metro Chamber together to advance business relationships and maximise economic opportunities stemming from international business visitors coming to Las Vegas.
The WTC Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Chamber will join forces to welcome incoming delegations to Las Vegas; develop and implement programming to educate visitors on how to do business in Las Vegas; connect local businesses with interested international partners; and promote WTC initiatives.
The World Trade Centers Association encourages mutual assistance and cooperation among its members. In January 2010, CTA was granted the rights to the World Trade Center Las Vegas license and partnered with the LVCVA to attract more international visitors and trade events to Las Vegas.
The LVCVA has been engaged in growing the number of international visitors to the region, particularly as meetings and conventions, such as CES have become global in scope. In 2017, Las Vegas welcomed a record-breaking 6,6 million business travellers, of those, 12 percent were from outside of the US.